Dynamite Entertainment has announced two new comic book initiatives that are debuting in April.  The first is a manga-style one-shot, Red Sonja & Cub, that will be written by Jim Zub (Pathfinder) and drawn by Jonathan Lau; while the second is a new ongoing Solar: Man of Atom comic book series written by Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts) and drawn by Joe Bennett (Iron Man).
The oversize Red Sonja & Cub comic puts everyone’s favorite female barbarian in a samurai-style story of savage combat set in the snow covered Asiatic land of Khitai.  Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz will provide the cover for this manga-style one-shot, which will be solicited in the February issue of Diamond’s Previews catalog.
Solar: Man of Atom represents the third Gold Key hero in Dynamite’s lineup, which already includes Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter that launches next month, and Magnus: Robot Fighter, which is slated to debut in March (see "Dynamite Reviving Gold Key Heroes in 2014").  The rebooted Solar comic will include a new cast of supporting characters as well as a reimagining of the science fiction hero to make the character more accessible to modern sensibilities. 
Dynamite is planning several covers for its launch of Solar: Man of Atom #1, including a principal cover by Juan Doe (Fantastic Four) and a Subscription-only variant by legendary Solar artist Bob Layton.  In order to get retailers to sample the new Solar title, Dynamite is making all Solar: Man of Atom #1 comics with the principal cover and the Subscription-only variant fully returnable.
Dynamite will also offer additional variant covers by Garry Brown (Five Ghosts), Stephen Mooney (Spike, Angel), and Ken Haeser (The Living Corpse), which will be available to retailers who meet ordering requirements.